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posted in April 2007
High-power diode laser bars offer simplified integration
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
PulseLife Horizontal Arrays are Coherent Inc.'s new series of diode laser packages that deliver high-power output while offering simplified water-cooling requirements.
Epoxy preform remains flexible under thermal cycling
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
Designed for under-the-hood automotive applications, Multi-Seals Inc. introduces the Uni-Form M5-82 linear epoxy preform that remains flexible under temperature changes.
Carbon film resistors offer less than 3 watts for commercial apps
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
IRC offers the CCF series of commercial-grade low-power carbon film resistors for consumer electronic devices.
Inductors offer high current in small package
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
EPCOS has introduced a high-current, surface-mount inductor in a 1210 case size that matches the electrical properties of a larger 1812 device.
Linear Hall sensor offers position sensing of newest-generation throttle valves
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Micronas announced the HAL 82x family of programmable Hall-effect sensors, designed to meet the latest accuracy requirements of automotive applications which includes an integrated EEPROM to store the sensor parameters.
xDSL splitter/filter modules shrink in size for VDSL2 apps
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Pulse has expanded its SmartER series of xDSL, high-density, low-pass splitter/filter modules with two new devices aimed at very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line (VDSL2) applications.
Zero ohm jumper delivers ultra-low resistance
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
IRC Advanced Film Division's LRZ series of cross-over jumper resistors for consumer applications deliver ultra-low resistance values and high current ratings
Micro-mini photomicrosensors detect motion, position
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Omron's EE-SX1 series of transmissive photomicrosensors for motion and position detection house both the emitter and detector in a package as small as 3 x 3 x .34 mm.
K&S upgrades gold and copper bonding wires
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Kulicke & Soffa Industries has released a new gold wire for stacked-die and multi-layer applications, and an ultra-soft copper wire for a variety of discrete and IC applications.
4-channel delta-sigma A/D converter includes temperature sensor
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear's LTC2493 is a 4-channel delta-sigma A/D converter with an internal temperature sensor that enables temperature compensation of external sensors.
BGA resistor networks eliminate parasitic and shunt effects
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
IRC Advanced Film Division introduces the CHC-Precision series of precision resistor networks in a ceramic BGA package that features all circuits on the bottom side of the device to eliminate wrap-around terminations.
Computer products boost Arrow's 1Q
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics Inc. reported sales of computer products grew 33 percent in the first quarter of 2007 and hoisted the distributor's overall sales and profits to record levels for the period that ended in March.
Oki to sample thin-film SOI-based UV sensor IC
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
Oki Electric Industry says it has introduced the industry's first thin-film SOI-based ultraviolet (UV) sensor IC. The ML 8511 features an analog voltage output and does not require an optical cut filter.
Occupant detection sensors offer higher accuracy
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
Sensata Technologies has demonstrated several occupant sensing approaches that can help engineers design seat-belt alert systems that are more accurate and provide a better level of consumer convenience and safety.
UC Berkeley confirms $10 cell phone project
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4/23/2007   1 comment
How cheap is cheap? Try 10 bucks for a cell phone. UC Berkeley confirmed that it is, indeed, working on such a device, but it will be years before it gets to the serious engineering stage.
Intelligent fan driver offers closed-loop control for fan speed, temperature
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
Andigilog introduces two intelligent fan drivers that provide reliability, low power consumption and acoustic management for DC brushless fan cooling solutions.
Rotary potentiometer delivers up to 2 million rotations
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
BI Technologies has developed a 24-mm rotary potentiometer with a life cycle of up to 2 million rotations. It also comes sealed to withstand harsh environment applications.
Family of optically coupled isolators expanded to target devices requiring 6 kV isolation
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
Providing design engineers with a range of isolators for applications which require 6 kVdc electrical isolation, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has expanded their family of optically coupled isolators.
Feedthrough filters and capacitors available in AC and DC versions
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has introduced a new line of CORCOM brand feedthrough filters and capacitors. The electronic filter line is suitable for AC applications ranging from 10 to 300 amps, and DC applications ranging from 10 to 200 amps.
Precision resistors offer extended resistance range, tolerance values
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
IRC Advanced Film Division has expanded its PCF series of precision thin-film chip resistors with extended resistance ranges and tolerance values in eight package sizes.
Crosstalk compensation using matrix methods
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
In almost any force sensor application, extraneous forces will invariably cause crosstalk errors.Here's a mathematical technique that all but eliminates crosstalk errors.
Samsung to sample LCD displays for mobile devices
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4/19/2007   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics is sampling 4.8-inch and 7.0-inch WSVGA mobile displays that specifically target Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) and mobile Internet devices.
Low-power tilt sensor is shock resistant
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4/19/2007   Post a comment
Omron Electronic Components offers the D6BN series of micro tilt sensors for detecting vertical versus horizontal positioning in a variety of applications ranging from camera phones to test equipment.
Thick-film resistors meet R level military requirements
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
IRC's TMC series of thick-film resistors meet R level military requirements, making them suitable for high-reliability applications such as military and aerospace systems, weapon systems, aircraft and communication equipment.
Voltage dividers give design engineers flexibility in circuit layout
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
A RoHS-compliant SOT-23 precision voltage-divider network was released by TT electronics BI Technologies Electronic Components Division. Designated the SS103KITLF, these divider networks consist of two stable nichrome thin-film resistors on silicon substrates, connected in a series within a standard plastic SOT-23 three-lead package.
Kemet adds RoHS material declarations at web site
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
Kemet has added IPC-1752-1 material declarations to its web site, which will cover the company's EU RoHS and lead-free capacitor lines.
Wirewound resistors integrate thermal fuse
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics offers the RWT series of UL and CSA approved wirewound resistors with an integrated thermal fuse for safe and reliable power supply protection.
Flameproof power resistors save board space
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
IRC has introduced commercial-grade power wirewound and film resistors with extended resistance ranges and high-temperature operation in a vertical-mount configuration to save board space in industrial applications.
MLCCs feature polymer terminations to prevent board flexure cracks
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4/13/2007   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology released the VJ series of surface-mount, open-mode design (OMD) multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) with available polymer terminations to prevent board flexure cracks. Offered in eight case sizes with X7R and C0G dielectrics, the new devices provide a wide range of capacitances and increased capacitor voltage breakdowns.
RoHS-compliant OCXO offers low-phase noise
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4/13/2007   Post a comment
Bliley Technologies unveiled the RoHS-compliant NV45AA ovenized crystal oscillator in a 0.46 inch package. The NV45AA OCXO is suitable for cellular base stations, synthesizers, digital switching and test equipment. Design engineers will find low-phase noise benefits, a range of frequency stabilities and multiple supply-voltage options suitable for both legacy and new products.
Supercapacitors supply up to 220 farads
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4/11/2007   Post a comment
The DLR series of supercapacitors from Illinois Capacitor offers capacitance values up to 220 farads and higher in custom packs.
Camera SoC offers anti-shake feature for mobile phones
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4/11/2007   Post a comment
Micron Technology unveiled a 1/4-inch, 3-megapixel camera system-on-chip (SoC) sensor for mobile handsets. An anti-shake feature has been incorporated into the MT9T111 sensor, which reduces image blurring often found in camera-phone pictures due to camera shake.
Tuning fork crystal fits ultra-thin devices
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4/11/2007   Post a comment
Epson Toyocom says it has introduced the industry's smallest tuning fork crystal unit in a 2.0 x 1.2 x 0.6 mm footprint. The FC-12M targets mobile products including mobile terminals, personal digital assistants, and portable media players.
New hot markets: sensors, actuators
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4/6/2007   Post a comment
New consumer product applications, medical devices, security systems and automotive electronics are expanding the market for semiconductor sensors and actuators at about twice the growth rate of IC sales, according to IC Insights Inc.
Shielded inductors aid EMI-sensitive applications with limited space
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
C&D Technologies has introduced two new ranges of low profile, drum core, shielded surface-mount inductors. The 2900 and 2900L series are suitable for use in low-power, line-filtering applications including consumer, industrial, and telecom applications.
Cypress develops two capacitive sensing methods for PSoC
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4/2/2007   Post a comment
Cypress introduced for its PSoC CapSense capacitive sensing products two sensing methods that are provided in the PSoC designer integrated development environment as user modules—CapSense Sigma-Delta Modulator (CSD) and CapSense Successive Approximation (CSA).
Power resistors operate up to 275 degrees C
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4/2/2007   Post a comment
IRC delivers power and wirewound resistors that operate up to 275 degrees C for high-volume applications. Both the CAW series of wirewound resistors and CAF series of film resistors feature power ratings of 2 to 10 watts.
Under the Hood: Mobile star finder keeps it simple
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4/2/2007   Post a comment
In our latest Under the Hood series, Portelligent's David Carey peers into Celestron's SkyScout, a handheld viewing device can be used to identify or locate more than 6,000 celestial objects.


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